Amazon launched a book subscription box for kids! Amazon Prime Book Box is a children’s subscription box exclusively for Amazon Prime members offering books tailored to your child’s age with the goal of helping families inspire a love for reading.
Amazon Prime Book Box provides hand-picked books for kids 12 and under and offers boxes for different age groups: baby-2, ages 3-5, ages 6-8, and ages 9-12.
This is a review of a box for a 3-5-year-old for $19.99/month.
Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months. Discover new favorites that inspire a love of reading—new adventures await in every box!
Prime Book Box saves you up to 35% off List Price, and provides the best value on books sold by Amazon.com.
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About this Kid's Book Box
The Subscription Box: Amazon Prime Book Box for Kids
The Cost: $19.99 every 1, 2, or 3 months + free Prime 2-day shipping.
The Products: Each box contains 2 hardcover books or 4 board books.
Ships to: The Contiguous US, APO/FPO, Alaska, and Hawaii
Good to Know: Amazon will use your recent purchase history to avoid sending books you already have.
June 2019 Amazon Prime Book Box Review
Here are examples of books for different age ranges:
When you sign up, you fill out a little bit of information about your child and your frequency preferences. You'll then get an email about Amazon's selections for your child's age range that month and you can swap and select the ones you want to receive.
A Small Blue Whale by Beth Ferry - Retail Value: $17.99 (Currently on sale for $10.91)
I have to admit, the artwork for this book was what initially drew me in. The art is definitely beautiful, and the story is cute, too. It's about a whale who is waiting around, hoping for a friend. He finds some but they go on their own ways, and then eventually he finds himself stuck on an icy shore and needing help, and some penguins come to help and they end up being good friends. It's cute, and I think the way the story is told helps kids think about how to be a good friend, too.
Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krous Rosenthal - Retail Value: $17.99 (Currently on sale for $13.49)
I wasn't drawn to too many of the June selections, but again I liked the art for this book. It's another sweet book, about a unicorn that believes that somewhere, out there, little girls exist. None of his friends believe in them. Then it jumps to a little girl that believes that somewhere, unicorns exist even though no one else believes. It's a cute idea! I see some reviews that feel like it's unresolved and that the unicorn and girl should meet at the end of the book, but I think that's part of the point - that they both believe that the other exist without having met each other.
The Verdict: My kids and I have enjoyed Amazon Prime Books Kids quite a bit! I chose the 3-5-year-old option for my 3-year-old. I really appreciate that I get an email before it ships so I can swap out and select which two books to get each time, and I trust Amazon's customer service if I have any issues (which, I have in the past, and it's been easy to correct it). This really helps to make sure we get books we'll like, and having new books to read has helped bedtime go more smoothly. For $19.99 a month plus free Prime shipping, we received two books with a total value of $33.98 (less with sale prices).
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? I'm not sure of exactly when Amazon swaps out their selection choices for the month, but if you sign up today you should get the July selections.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $19.99 which means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Blue Whale: $9.99
- Uni the Unicorn: $9.99
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